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general greg abbott and state senator wendy davis cruised to primary wins. take a look. >> in calling the race for me tonight, i've become only the second female democratic gubernatorial candidate since ann richards. greg abbott? he wants to dictate for all women, including victims of rape or incest, the decisions that they should make. >> we must never forget that the rights that we have, they don't come from government. instead, those rights come from god. >> in a sign that the establishment versus tea party story line is far from over, not every incumbent republican escaped unscathed last night. lieutenant governor david dewhurst who lost the primary to ted cruz finished second with just 28% of the vote in a four-way race and heads to a runoff against houston state senator and conservative radio host dan patrick in an incredibly vulnerable position. >> there was an article today in washington, someone told me, that said the tea party was dead in texas. as john wayne would say, that'll be the day. the tea party is alive and well. >> i think you're going to discover that there's more
davis and greg abbott. we gave you a little taste there. ronan, thank you for getting up a little early today. >> great primer there. >> thank you. winter weather hit overnight from austin, san antonio, houston. it's produced already more than 40,000 power outages. it will damper voter turnout. polls places there will not open until 11:00 am today and in williamson county to the north some polling places were being tlaed as well. of course, texas, half the primary vote -- more than half this time is expected to have already voted early. joining me now, the texas tribune's emily ramshon. one of the ways that democrats are making any progress on registering voters and on ramping up their base here, if it's going to happen, will the raw democratic number in the primaries actually be higher than it was four years ago? what do you expect? >> it's possible that the raw numbers will be higher, largely because there's been a national operation at play here. a lot of obama accolades have been down here in battleground texas, trying to get voters registered. you may see these wintry conditions ke
couldn't be achieved at the ballot box. his attorney general, greg abbott, who is running for governor, said this, the u.s. supreme court has ruled over and over again that states have the authority to define and regulate marriage, but folks, the supreme court is likely to have no choice but to deal with this issue, probably now before the 2016 election. just think about that, in 2015, 2016, what happens when they finally deal with this. just too many federal cases now around the country. i'm joined by former arizona congressman jim colby. he came out in 1996 to become the second openly gay republican to serve in congress. of course, he represented part of the state of arizona. congressman, good morning to you, sir. >> good morning, chuck. >> i just want to get your initial reaction to governor brewer's decision. >> well, it was the right decision. i'm certainly pleased that she did it. i felt all along that when she weighed all the issues that she would do exactly what she did. she's right. it's not necessary. it doesn't -- it harms the reputation of the state of arizona, and it would
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